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Far Beyond the World, Fiction

Far Beyond the World (Draft excerpt)

Note: This is a sample of a story idea, the writing of which was begun several years ago. This is an epic tale, inspired in part by Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey. At its core, it is about family and the lengths to which even the lowest souls will go to protect those they… Continue reading Far Beyond the World (Draft excerpt)

Fiction, Vigil

Vigil

Note: This is an old one. Maybe 25 years old, or thereabouts. I hope I've improved my craft since then. As we sit here, you and me, watching the sun fall behind the ruined battlements of your castle, it seems appropriate that we return to our beginning in order to realize our end. The winds… Continue reading Vigil

Musings, Project Blue Book, Science-Fiction

Project Blue Book and Modern Myth in America—Part II

From before the dawn of recorded history, the peoples of the world relied on myth to explain the earthly phenomena they observed around them. You may recognize some of the more popular texts collecting these myths as they evolved from oral histories: Popol Vuh (Mayan), Kalevala (Finnish), The Odyssey and The Iliad (Greek), The Nibelungenlied… Continue reading Project Blue Book and Modern Myth in America—Part II

Anna and the Apocalypse, Film

Anna and the Apocalypse – A Zombie Christmas Musical

1. Apart from Stoker’s Dracula, I’m not sure I have really ever been a wild fan of the vampire tale. Over the years, I have encountered some memorable and unique takes on vampire stories (the films: Lost Boys, Fright Night, Let the Right One In, Cronos, Near Dark, to name a few; the novels: Let… Continue reading Anna and the Apocalypse – A Zombie Christmas Musical

Project Blue Book, Science-Fiction, Television

Project Blue Book and Modern Myth in America—Part I

With only a few aired episodes under its belt, History Channel’s new offering, Project Blue Book, has, for me, shifted from questionable program on my list of DVR timers to one verging on essential. Starring Aiden Gillen (Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish from HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Dr. Josef Allen Hynek, this historical drama takes as… Continue reading Project Blue Book and Modern Myth in America—Part I